As reported by Kari at DHJR| In the name of protecting people from getting sick, elected civil servants, who are employees of the American people have used the COVID 19 virus to expand their powers and authorities into outright domination over free people, and this Thanksgiving is showing us who the biggest offenders are by the way they applied their emergency powers.
The left knows it nothing more than a Power Play, adding to the frustration of Americans would want to just go on about their day and in their lives:
Local news from Pittsburgh covered the story and said:
Pennsylvania bars and restaurants will have to stop serving alcohol Wednesday evening, the day before Thanksgiving, as part of the state’s new efforts to bring down the COVID-19 case count.
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine made the announcement at a news conference Monday.
Between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, bars and restaurants will not be permitted to serve beer and liquor in the commonwealth.
“We understand that the COVID case numbers are increasing, and once again, our industry understands that it is being asked to sacrifice in order to play a role in saving lives of Pennsylvanians,” said Chuck Moran, executive director at PLBTA. “Specifically, taverns and licensed restaurants will need to cut off patron requests for on-premise consumption of alcohol on only November 25 starting at 5 p.m.”
Additional safeguards have been added to limit coronavirus spread at schools. Dr. Levine recommended that schools make learning 100% remote, but the decision is still up to local entities. Levine said 59 counties have been operating at substantial transmission level for coronavirus for at least two consecutive weeks.
After two weeks, schools in those counties implementing in-person learning or a blended model will have to sign an attestation form certifying that safety protocols have been followed. If a school does not sign a form or comply, they will be required to provide full remote learning as well as suspend all extra-curricular activities.
The Department of Health implemented a stay-at-home order that goes into effect Monday, November 23. Dr. Levine specified that the order does not mean the state is shutting down again. The order is for Pennsylvanians to stay home unless entirely necessary.
The Wolf administration continued to advocate for every Pennsylvanian to wear a mask and to stay home.
“As of today, we are in a very dangerous situation,” said Governor Wolf. “We are all safer at home.”
Effective November 27, Dr. Levine advised that anyone who is able to telework, should. Safety measures required for businesses include cleaning, social distancing and masking.
To further enforce mask orders, the administration introduced legal protection for all businesses that remain open and enforce mask mandates, protecting them from civil suits.
The PLBTA also commended the administrations mask enforcement liability.
“With that bad news for the industry, the Governor did deliver some good news related to business liability for those enforcing mask rules. We are thankful for that liability protection. We get the importance of the keeping patrons safe, and our industry works hard to do so every day,” Moran said.
The Department of Health discussed how important masks are, as the state has a percent positivity rate of 11%. Dr. Levine said there is only one county in the state that has percent positivity below 5%, Cameron County.
The Wolf administration Monday announced new coronavirus mitigation efforts as modeling projects 22,000 daily coronavirus cases in the state come December
Gov. Tom Wolf pointed to modeling projecting Pennsylvania will run out of ICU beds in December if no action is taken.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is projecting 22,000 new coronavirus cases per day in the state and more than 32,000 deaths by Feb. 23. That death toll, the governor’s office says, could be cut in half with universal mask-wearing.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said among the new mitigation measures are “targeted protections for businesses and gatherings,” an advisory for Pennsylvanians to stay at home and enforcements on public health orders like the recently strengthened mask mandate.